Upcoming Auditions

Join the City Park Players family – come and audition for a show!  All CPP auditions are open to everyone – both experienced actors and first-timers!  We love to meet new people in our community, and we’d love for you to join us!

Anyone interested in working backstage (set construction, set painting, stage crew) is also invited to attend an audition – we’d love to chat!

Over the River and Through the Woods 

             Dec 3 at 10am
             Dec 4 at 2pm
Inside the Kress Theatre lobby, 1101 Third St., Alexandria

CAST NEEDED:  3w/3m (2 sets of grandparents, their grandson, and a potential love interest)
Nick Cristano – Adult, Male, Mid-20’s/Early 30’s
Nunzio Cristano – Adult Male, Late 60’s/70’s
Emma Cristano – Adult, Female, Late 60’s/70’s
Caitlin O’Hare – Adult, Female, Mid-20’s/Early 30’s
Frank Gianelli – Adult Male, 80’s
Aida Gianelli – Adult, Female, 80’s
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COMEDY: Nick Cristano may be living the life of a modern young professional, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents.
Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, his family cooks up a matchmaking scheme.
“Over the River and Through the Woods” is a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story about inter-generational relationships, deep familial love, and the inevitable little heartbreaks that occur as time passes and children grow.

CPP Audition FAQs

Where are auditions?

  • “Over the River and Through the Woods” auditions will be held in the 2nd floor board room of the Rapides Foundation Bldg – 1101 Fourth St, downtown Alexandria.

  • ALL OTHER CPP auditions are held in the lobby of the Kress Theatre – 1102 Third St, Alexandria.

How should I prepare?

  • All CPP auditions are cold read auditions, which are auditions where you come in with nothing memorized; you will receive the material on arrival at your audition.

  • Do a little research of the show to become familiar with the characters, time period, and story.

  • Be punctual and adaptable!

How does an audition work?

  • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete an audition form. The show director will assign parts to everyone and you’ll read through excerpts together.  The director will most likely ask you to read more than one part.

How long will it last?

  • About 1 hour.

When will the cast list be finalized?

  • Within 2 weeks of the audition date.

How much does it cost to be in a show?

  • Nothing!  CPP is a community theatre and we don’t charge a production fee for cast and crew.

How can I become more involved with CPP?

From Board membership to front of house, we’re always searching for people who are interested in taking an active role with CPP.  Send an email to and let us know how you want to help. We’ll be in touch!